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  • Capsules for the AL Central Division

    AL CENTRAL (in predicted order of finish) Detroit Tigers Last year: 93-69 (first, AL Central) New faces: 2B Ian Kinsler (Rangers), RHP Joe Nathan (Rangers), OF Rajai Davis (Blue Jays), RHP Joba Chamberlain (Yankees), LHP Ian Krol (Nationals)...
  • Brewers fans greet Braun with ovation

    Brewers fans greet Braun with ovation
    MILWAUKEE -- Fans sent a loud and clear message to left fielder Ryan Braun in his first plate appearance since his 65-game suspension to end the 2013 season with a standing ovation in the bottom of the first inning. Braun, who said in spring training he...
  • NL Rankings: Deep Cardinals figure to be in the running again

    How they'll finish from top to bottom in the National League: 1. Cardinals (100-62): After winning their fourth pennant in the past 10 years St. Louis has young talent all over the roster and a deep farm system. Michael Wacha and Shelby Miller were the...
  • Twins might lose a Diamond

    FORT MYERS, Fla. The Twins might be forced to cut ties Thursday with one of the better bargains they have uncovered lately. Maybe that's symbolic because the Twins believe that money isn't their biggest problem anymore. Scott Diamond, a Rule 5 draft...
  • Braves' fourth rotation spot undecided

    LAKELAND, Fla. Aaron Harang, a veteran pitcher the Braves signed off the figurative scrap heap one week before opening day, now is scheduled to start the April 8 home opener against the Mets. It's been that kind of spring for the injury-plagued Braves....
  • Dodgers favored in NL; AL race wide open

    Dodgers favored in NL; AL race wide open
    The Los Angeles Dodgers appear poised to cash in on their big-budget blockbuster of a roster and end a 26-year wait for another World Series in the 2014 Major League Baseball season. It's a different story in the American League where any number of...
  • National League preview

    National League preview
    (In predicted order of finish) East Division Nationals: Sputtered under the spotlight in 2013, but addition of Doug Fister gives them the NL's best rotation. Braves: Season-ending elbow injuries to starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy figures...
  • In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending

    In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending
    After making Billy Williams the Cubs' first $100,000 player in 1973, owner P.K. Wrigley told the left fielder "you fellows are going to price yourself out of baseball." Four decades later, $100 million contracts are commonplace and the players still...
  • Top local baseball players

    Top local baseball players
    Spring is in the air, and the baseball season is right around the corner. The major-league season kicks into high gear on Monday, and to get you caught up and ready we provide this list of players with ties to Hampton Roads who will start the year in...
  • Ten storylines to watch in National League 2014

    Ten things to watch in the National League: GO BIG OR GO HOME:The free-spending Los Angeles Dodgers were knocked off in the NLCS last season by St. Louis, falling short of their World Series goal. They remain all in, including a $215 million contract...
  • Yasiel Puig needs to learn tough lesson from Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig needs to learn tough lesson from Dodgers
    The Dodgers returned home for the traditional start of the 2014 season with fresh Australian victories, renewed championship hopes, and a battered chunk of familiar baggage. All of this lugging around of the constant turmoil that is Yasiel Puig is...
  • Capsules for the National League

    PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH NL EAST Washington Nationals Last year: 86-76 (2d) Manager: Matt Williams (first year) Key pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.00 ERA, 9.4 strikeouts/9 innings, 1.049 WHIP); Jordan Zimmerman (19-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.088 WHIP);...